IS O.J.SIMPSON REALLY BROKE?

SURE, SIMPSON HAS WHOPPING LEGAL BILLS. BUT EVEN A WORST-CASE SCENARIO IN THE CIVIL TRIAL WOULD LEAVE HIM A RICH MAN

As the wrongful-death civil trial of O.J. Simpson sputtered toward conclusion last week in Santa Monica, California, a key issue that hung over the courtroom was money. With Simpson's camp openly proclaiming he is out of cash, many observers were left wondering what the plaintiffs stood to gain.

Ron Goldman's father Fred has said he simply wants a jury to find Simpson responsible for his son's death. His lawyer, Daniel Petrocelli, offered a stirring closing argument that even some Simpson defenders conceded was the most masterly in either the criminal or civil trial. Petrocelli again cataloged the physical evidence: the blood...

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